Mac­cas con­sid­ers its next move

Kalamunda Reporter - - News - Com­mu­ni­tynews

MC­DON­ALD’S says it is con­sid­er­ing its next move af­ter a de­vel­op­ment panel knocked back its plan to build a 24-hour fast food store in Guildford.

A Mc­Don­ald’s spokes­woman said they were dis­ap­pointed with the out­come.

“This site is zoned for com­mer­cial use and we strongly be­lieve we meet the rel­e­vant plan­ning re­quire­ments,” she said.

“As well as pro­vid­ing more than 100 lo­cal jobs, we know our restau­rants also bring a num­ber of other eco­nomic ben­e­fits to a lo­cal area.

“We’ll take all of the panel’s feedback on board be­fore de­ter­min­ing next steps.”

The City of Swan wel­comed the de­ci­sion by the Metro East Joint De­vel­op­ment Panel (JDAP) to refuse Mc­Don­ald’s de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion.

The meeting, which was held last week at the Midland Town Hall, in­cluded more than 20 dep­u­ta­tions be­fore the panel handed down its unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

City of Swan Mayor Mick Wain­wright, who ad­dressed the panel at the hear­ing, said it had made the log­i­cal de­ci­sion.

“The com­mu­nity had a num­ber of con­cerns about the de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion and the ef­fect it could have on the amenity of the area, par­tic­u­larly sur­round­ing park­ing, traf­fic man­age­ment, road safety and lack of her­itage in­tegrity,” he said.

“This ap­pli­ca­tion gen­er­ated an im­mense amount of pub­lic in­ter­est, with 97 per cent of re­spon­dents ob­ject­ing to the de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion.

“The City also re­ceived three pe­ti­tions op­pos­ing the de­vel­op­ment, which con­tained more than 7000 sig­na­tures.”

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